Coming Soon: New Downtown Library Jun26

Coming Soon: New Downtown Library...

This April, Aurora’s City Council approved funding for the new downtown library. The new Main Library will occupy the southwest corner of River and Benton Streets. The new library will be 92,000 square feet, which is twice the size of the current library at 1 E. Benton St. The City Council vote allows the city to seek bonds in order to build the $28 million new library. Library director Eva Luckinbill said they should be able to break ground at the new site in October or November for a 2014 opening. Click here for new library...

First Adventure Race: A Success...

Aurora – “By all counts, it worked,” said Charlie Zine of the first annual Amped Up Adventure Race held in downtown Aurora on Memorial Day weekend. The race brought out hundreds for running, biking, paddling and an obstacle course. Zine dreamed up the event with the backing of Paddle and Trail, the outdoor gear shop that he runs in downtown. At a recent Aurora Downtown board meeting, Zine declared that the race helped to raise over $7K to donate toward the revamping of the canoe chute in downtown...